OPT304 - Contact Lens Lab I

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Subject Title
Contact Lens Lab I

Subject Description
This subject offers the student the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in Contact Lens Theory I. Students learn the procedures for safely fitting soft and rigid lenses as well as the operation of the keratometer, slit-lamp, radiuscope and rigid contact lens modification unit. Client safety and the professional responsibilities of the dispensing optician are emphasized.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify contact lenses in terms of material and design.

2. Define the principles and purpose of the radiuscope, slit lamp, keratometer, and lens modification unit.

3. Identify the parts of the radiuscope, slit lamp, keratometer and modification unit.

4. Demonstrate the care and maintenance of the radiuscope, slit lamp and keratometer, including calibration of the keratometer and adjusting the eye piece of the slit lamp.

5. Demonstrate proficiency in keratometry and biomicroscopy.

6. Demonstrate skill in the operation of the radiuscope.

7. Explain procedures for rigid gas permeable lens modifications and the function of the individual tools.

8. Utilize appropriate hygienic principles for working with contact lenses, assessing clients, and using instruments.

9. Take a complete client history and record data as required and in compliance with the guidelines for Standards of Practice for Opticians in Ontario.

10. Safely insert and remove soft and rigid contact lenses from the eye and perform eyelid eversion.

11. Demonstrate proficiency in contact lens verification using a loupe, V-gauge and lensometer.

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